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Pinchgut Opera presents Salieri's "The Chimney Sweep"


Sat 5 Jul 2014, 7:00pm–9:30pm
Sun 6 Jul 2014, 4:30pm–7:00pm
Mon 7 Jul 2014, 7:00pm–9:30pm

Where: City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

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Bribery and blackmail. Anarchic domestic affairs. It’s every man for himself in Pinchgut Opera's latest offering.

An Italian chimney sweep seduces the women of the household in which he works, in order to bargain for his future. Composed by Antonio Salieri, The Chimney Sweep is a sexy, fun comedy, filled with characters all shamelessly indulging their appetites.

Bribery and blackmail, anarchic domestic affairs, and venality reigns. But most of all, more wonderful music from the 18th century that you’ve probably never heard before.

The Chimney Sweep (Der Rauchfangkehrer) gives Pinchgut audiences another opportunity to hear a rarely performed opera in its Australian premiere. And for those whose knowledge of Salieri comes from the excellent film Amadeus, Pinchgut is compelled to report that much of the story in the film is nonsense. Mozart’s murderer? Pah! Pinchgut’s production of The Chimney Sweep will restore Salieri’s good name, and his music!

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Stuart Haycock Volpino
Amelia Farrugia Mrs Hawk
Janet Todd Miss Hawk
Alexandra Oomens Lisel
Christopher Saunders Mr Wolf
David Woloszko Mr Bear
David Hidden Tomaso
Nicholas Hiatt Franzl
Gary Clementson Johann

Conductor Erin Helyard
Director Mark Gaal
Designer Emma Kingsbury
Lighting Luiz Pampolha

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The Chimney Sweep
(Der Rauchfangkeher)

A singspiel
by Antonio Salieri

Libretto by Leopold Auenbrugger

First performed 1781

Australian Premiere

A new English version
Spoken text by Mark Gaal
Lyrics by Andrew Johnston

Sat 5 Jul 7pm
Sun 6 Jul 4.30pm
Mon 7 Jul 7pm

City Recital Hall Angel Place